The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victim of a head-on collision that occurred in Coryell County Friday evening as Lorenzo Wilson, Jr.
About the Fatal Head-On Collision
Preliminary reports indicate Wilson was driving southbound on FM 116 when he lost control of his 2007 Buick sedan at around 5:30 pm. His vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes and collided with a 2017 GMC pickup.
Wilson died at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the pickup, William Thompson, 49, was transported to a hospital in Temple. His condition was not available.
Police said the crash occurred during a rainstorm and wet road conditions likely played a role in the crash.
2017 Texas Automobile Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
- 552 of the deaths reported in 2017 were attributed to head-on collision.
- Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
- An additional 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
- Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
- One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
- One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
- A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.
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